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The Voice of the Great God: A Theology of Preaching

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199791606
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932290 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0031
The Voice of the Great God: A Theology of Preaching

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This chapter outlines the physical and ecclesiastical setting of Edwards's preaching; divides his preaching career into three periods; sketches his view of the importance and tasks of preaching; and discusses his format, imagery, and delivery of sermons. It concludes by looking at three of Edwards's finest sermons: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” the “Farewell Sermon,” and “Heaven is a World of Love.”

Keywords: preaching; sermons; “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” imagery; tasks; delivery; Farewell Sermon; heaven; love

Chapter.  8615 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Theology

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